Downloadable Content (DLC) is a video game term that refers to content that is added to a game after its purchase. Some games have extra downloadable content, such as extra levels or more characters. For some games the DLC must be paid for, but for others it is free. Some Nintendo 3DS games use SpotPass to download free DLC.
List of Nintendo games with paid DLC
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The following list contains all games published by Nintendo which feature the option to purchase downloadable content, as opposed to games which either lack the option to download anything or exclusively offer free downloadable content via updates. There are five distinct types of paid DLC:
- Character expansions: Additional characters can be added to the game.
- Gameplay expansions: These include additional items, quests and vehicles.
- Level expansions: Add more areas for the player to traverse or fight on.
- Cosmetic changes: Graphic changes or costumes.
- In-game currency: The player can exchange real money for in-game currencies.
|Game (MSRP in USD)||Console||Contents (prices in USD)||Content types||Notes||Version of original game including DLC|
|Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (39.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Level expansion||The DLC is not available for the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game.||-|
|Mario Golf: World Tour (29.99$)||Nintendo 3DS||
||Character expansion, Level expansion||Once all packs or the Season Pass are purchased, Gold Mario is unlocked as a playable character.||-|
|New Super Mario Bros. 2 (29.99$)||Nintendo 3DS||
||Level expansion||The "Gold Classics Pack" was originally free to download from November 27th, 2012 to January 31st, 2013.|
|New Super Mario Bros. U (59.99$)||Nintendo Wii U||
||Character expansion, Level expansion||All contents of New Super Luigi U were also rerelased in physical form, standalone from New Super Mario Bros. U on July 13th, 2013.|
|Mario Kart 8 (59.99$)||Nintendo Wii U||
||Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion||If both packs are purchased, the player instantly receives eight new color swaps of both Yoshi and Shy Guy .|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (39.99$)||Nintendo 3DS||
||Character expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes||On April 15th, 2015, Mewtwo became available as a free download to players who registered both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on Club Nintendo before March 31st, 2015. The paid DLC of both games mostly overlap, and can be purchased for both versions simultaneously, except for the Pirate Ship stage, which can only be bought for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U .||-|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (59.99$)||Wii U||
||Character expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes||On April 15th, 2015, Mewtwo became available as a free download to players who registered both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on Club Nintendo before March 31st, 2015. The paid DLC of both games mostly overlap, and can be purchased for both versions simultaneously, except for the Pirate Ship stage, which can only be bought for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.||-|
|Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Character expansion, Level expansion, Gameplay expansion||The "Pixel Pack" is available for free via download code for everyone who preordered the game.|
|Luigi's Mansion 3 (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Level expansion, Cosmetic changes||-||-|
|Pokkén Tournament DX(59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Character expansion, Gameplay expansion||-||-|
|Mario Kart Tour (free)||Mobile||
||Gameplay expansion, In-game currency||The rubies allow for character-, cosmetic- and gameplay expansions after being purchased with real-life currencies.||-|
|Pikmin 3 (19.99$)||Wii U||
||Character expansion,Level expansion, Gameplay expansion||Each multiplayer map collection featured one free-to-download map.|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Gameplay expansion, Level expansions||-||-|
|Splatoon 2 (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Character expansion, Level expansion||-||-|
|Fire Emblem Warriors (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch & New Nintendo 3DS||
||Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes||Purchasing all DLC Packs individually or the Season Pass, the player will automatically receive a bride costume for Lucina.||-|
|Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! (19.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Level expansio n||-|
|Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
||Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion||Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country was originally released as part of the Expansion Pass on September 14th 2018, but also received a physical standalone release on September 21st 2018.||-|
|Hyrule Warriors (59.99$)||Wii U||
Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes
|When buying the Hero of Hyrule Pack or all of its contents individually, the player receives a free Dark Link costume for Link.|
|StreetPass Mii Plaza (free)||Nintendo 3DS||
||Gameplay expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes||The price of Bundle 2 varies between 7.99$ or, if any other games were already purchased before, 6.99$. You can either choose between Slot Car Rivals or Market Crashers for free; each is 2.99$ if you already own the other.||-|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (34.99$)||Nintendo 3DS||
||Level expansion||The "PokéForest" dungeon was free to download up until April 30th 2013; after that date it cost 2$. The packs stopped being released for the European version after "Skill Treasury". "Strongest Trail" and "Ultimate Wilds" can only be downloaded after completing the game.||-|
|Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (free)||Nintendo 3DS||
||Gameplay expansion||Haggling with the main character, Rusty Slugger, in order to lower the real-world prices of the individual minigames is an essential part of this game.||-|
|Dr. Mario World (free)||Mobile||
||In-game currency||Special Pack A and Special Pack B have been removed.||-|
|Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield (59.99$)||Nintendo Switch||
Players who purchase the Expansion Pass soon after the launch of The Isle of Armor expansion (or players who have already prepurchased it) will be able to receive Leon’s cap and tights as an early-purchase bonus.
Players will be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor (June 2020) until 7:59 a.m. PDT on Monday, August 31.
|Steel Diver: Sub Wars||3DS||Extra Submarines and remodels||Paid|
|Fire Emblem Fates||3DS||Alternate storyline, new maps||Paid|
|Runbow||Wii U||New story campaign, new skins||Paid|
|Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate||3DS||Challenge and Event quests, misc. items.||Free|
|Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||3DS||New maps, additional story content and characters||Paid|
|Hyrule Warriors Legends||3DS||New characters, new weapons, new adventure mode maps||Paid|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Switch||New characters, new Mii Fighter costumes, new stages||Paid|